The Legendary Sannin (伝説の三忍)

As a part of my journey to become my best self, I’ve made it a goal to become more open to others about myself. To start getting used to writing and speaking about myself in a fun way, I’ll compile a list “Top 3's” so you can get to know my preferences!

Behold (in no particular subject order), my top 3️⃣:

Enjoyed Foods

Sushi: it’s light in calories, it comes in seemingly endless varieties, and it’s fun to make on your own 🍣

Nachos: a snack food classic.

Crab Cakes: I’m from Baltimore, so I have to include a crab-based food in my most liked foods 🦀

Social Apps

Twitter: the dev playpen and breeding ground for normie memes.

Snapchat: all of my friends use it 👻

Reddit: the front page of the interwebz.

Favorite TV (or Netflix/Hulu) Shows

Mr. Robot: a drama whose primary topics of discourse are hacking and philosophy. What’s not to like? 🤖

Chance (a Hulu Original): Hugh Laurie is badass.

Black Mirror (Netflix) / Electric Dreams (Prime): I hope your mind is ready 🧠 👉👌

Adored Anime

Naruto (Shippuden): while y’all were admiring comic book heroes as kids, I was learning the hand signs to perfect my Fire Style: Fireball Jutsu 🔥

Death Note: psycho with a god complex or the embodiment of justice? You choose. Don’t watch the Netflix live-action version tho. They really did Light dirty 📓

The Boondocks: “Webster defines the “nigga moment” as a moment when ignorance overwhelms the mind of an otherwise logical Negro male. Causing him to act in an illogical, self-destructive manner… i.e. like a nigga.” ✊🏾

Worthy mention: Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood is a beautiful story that raises some great philosophical questions about the boundary of human knowledge, God, and more 🧐

Moving Movies

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire: I cri evrytiem Cedric Diggory’s dad finds his son murdered by Voldemort. Also, team Hufflepuff ✨

The Big Sick: Pakistani Denzel is a genius 😷

What If: I showed up for the boy who lived and stayed for Ben Swolo 😂

Rap Artists

Parental Advisory: Explicit Content

MF Doom: “The Mouse and The Mask” is his best work IMHO 🎭

Watsky: I’d love to have a conversation about “Conversations”. His songs are extremely lyrical, heartfelt, and thought-provoking 🎤

Ski Mask the Slump God: insane flow; insane hype ⛷

It’s also worth mentioning Ugly God, a hilarious guy who influenced my meme of a social media prescence on the web. Also, Yung Gravy, Rich Brian, and KOHH very underrated 🎧

Bad Words

くそ: “shit” or “damn” in Japanese. Y’all won’t even see it coming 🈲

Shit: when you call “shit” a bad word, how you think that makes “shit” feel? Probably shitty 🚽

No: this word probably hits harder than any other “bad word” out there 🤔

JS Libraries

Smokey taught me that only I could prevent forest fires, so I’m going to have to skip this one 😜

Colors

Indigo

Amber

#191414

Apps I wouldn’t want to live without

Sleep as Android: smart wake-up times and turning on the screen/flashlight to simulate sunrise are my favorite features 😴

Pocket Casts: the most beautiful podcast player 🗣

Tile: haven’t lost any essentials yet (knocks on wood), but if I do, Tile has me covered 🔑

Memorable Quotes

“Memento Mori”: stoicism keeps me sane 💀

Nagato has a great quote with wonderful animation in the gif below:

“Honestly, don’t you two read?”
 — Hermione Granger

Scenes in any Show/Movie

The Boondocks — Grandad Vs. Stinkmeaner: the ending to the Stinkmeaner Saga we all needed 💩

Death Note — Light kills Naomi Misora: this is one of the saddest, yet most influential points of the story 😢

The Last: Naruto the Movie — Sasuke fighting Kinshiki is so epic and is animated amazingly 🤯

Fave Candies/Sweets

York Peppermint Pattie: no one makes race jokes about these (referring to the Oreo joke), and for good reason. They’re just that good 🍫

Goetze’s Caramel Creams: heaven in the form of a jaw exercise 🏋️‍♂️

Swedish Fish: tastes good as an Italian ice flavor as well 🐟

Starbucks Drinks

Short Blonde: a simple, cheap, yet tasty “black” coffee roast 👱🏿‍♀️

Chai Tea Latte: sweet foam with soothing spices 🀄️

Green Tea Latte: tastes very … green. It’s matcha-based which means you get all of that green tea leaf goodness. I wouldn’t recommend it if the idea of you drinking a grass smoothie upsets your stomach though 🍵

Sports

Discus (Track and Field): I tried this out my senior year of high school and it was really fun! I excelled for my first and only season: performing the best on my team and scoring 4th place in our regional competition 📡

Air Hockey: pucks will fly if you play me 🏒

Baseball: I’ve played it all of my life ⚾️

Everyday Items

Burt’s Bees lip balm: because no one likes chapped lips 🐝

Jaybird X3: I absolutely love these wireless earphones and they way they handle handoff between devices 🎵

Sweat towel/handkerchief: I have really bad (and visible) hyperhidrosis, so sweat is a constant that I need to maintain often 😅

Clothes

Old Navy Straight Built-In Flex Jeans: I’ll probably upgrade to some more premium jeans in the future, but Old Navy has the best fit of any brand I’ve ever tried. Also, the little bit of flex in the jeans make them fun to wear without feeling restricted by pure denim 👖

Vans: honestly the 🐐 shoe. I just checked out their website, and their new “ULTRARANGE GORE” style is so 🔥. It’ll definitely be the next shoe I try.

<INSERT_RANDOM_T_SHIRT_HERE> (+ Under Armour Sweatshirt if cold): yeah.. I don’t really care much for impressive style so I’ll just throw on any shirt in my arsenal for the day 👕

I’m basically a cartoon character in the winter because with the sweatshirt on, it looks like I’m wearing the same clothes everyday 😂

Yoyo-ing: I was obsessed in middle school, created my own tricks/combos, and performed for the 6th grade talent show 👌

Card throwing: Gambit ain’t shit 🃏

Breathing: here’s a little known fact — I breathe for a living 😤

Twitter Accounts I’m a Fan of

@YahBoyJiraiya: Naruto memes and throwbacks 👴

@ThePracticalDev: a yuge network of developer-writers 👩‍💻

@jevakallio: the perfect mix of shitposting and knowledge lending 🧔

Cryptocurrencies

EOS: the most scalable blockchain smart contract platform. (“June” rhymes with 🌚)

Nano: “Digital currency for the real world — the fast and free way to pay for everything in life.” 🏃‍♂️💨

Bitcoin: the OG cryptocurrency 👔

Essential Hardware Tech

OnePlus 5T: the best phone I’ve ever owned 📱

Ledger Nano S: always use protection when HODLing 💰

Macbook Pro 2015: fifteen inches of pure beauty 💻

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading about a few of my top 3's! If you want to learn more about me, @ me on Twitter @FiberJW. Thanks! 👌

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